Theme Pantoums, Perhaps?

Poems that more or less fit the form made famous by Charles Baudelaire's "Harmonie du soir," where the even-numbered lines of one quatrain become the odd-numbered lines of the next.



Thomas D

51 years old from USA

Summer Pantoum

In a proper bluster of noise,
starlings quarrel in the hedges.
I drink coffee, my age-old compulsion,
and listen for a good word.

Starlings quarrel in the hedges;
a crow proclaims the gospel of Caw.
I listen for a good word,
but all I hear is grumble and groan.

A crow proclaims the gospel of Caw,

more persistently than thunder.
All I hear is grumble and groan.
Duty warns me; luxury entices.

More persistent than thunder
from purple cloudheads, summer startles me.
Duty warns me; luxury entices.
I squander precious daylight.

With purple cloudheads, summer startles me
as I drink coffee, my age-old compulsion.
I squander precious daylight
in a proper bluster of noise.





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Written 2020-01-11 03:07

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
It's taken me a while to warm to this form, but I'm beginning to appreciate it.

This is gently engaging, rich with lines of self-awareness, and lines that only you could write:

"a crow proclaims the gospel of Caw."

It's delightful.
2020-01-18


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so alive with such amazing imagery, I feel it inside me. It touches me emotionally. It's beautiful.
2020-01-15


Yayāti
I'm always in awe of this form, feels kind of like tap dancing. And this one is so well-done. A joy to have read. ;)

Bibek
2020-01-12


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
A quaint pantoum that
bring to life fantastic images
2020-01-11

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